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Bike riding suspect wanted for groping women

Police released this sketch of a suspect sought for groping women while riding a bicycle in Santa Monica. He is described as a Latin male, 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs around 180 pounds and was unshaven.

June 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a sexual predator in Santa Monica who police say is riding around on a bicycle and groping women.Police say the man grabbed two women in the area of 14th Street and Santa Monica Boulevard on Tuesday around 4 p.m.

He groped another woman Thursday around 11:00 a.m. near 2nd Street and Strand.

Investigators say the man rides around on his bike grabbing women's buttocks, breasts and genital area.

The suspect is described as a Latin male, 20 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing around 180 pounds and with an unshaven face. He was seen wearing a short-sleeved chef's coat and pants with small black and white checks. Authorities say the suspect was possibly riding a 10-speed bicycle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.


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